Raw kale, especially the curly kind can be a little tough. To transform it into an enjoyable salad green give your kale a quick massage. This helps to break down the tough cell structure and gives the kale a softer texture that’s also easier to digest.
- 1 bunch kale roughly chopped with tough stems discarded*, about 5 ounces
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Add the kale to a large mixing bowl and drizzle evenly with the olive oil and lemon juice.
- Add a pinch of salt and massage the kale for about 3 minutes until the kale has softened.
- Taste and season with however much salt and black pepper that you’d like, then toss once more until combined.